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The mechanical life of plants: Descartes on botany
  • F. Baldassarri
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 30 January 2019
Abstract In this article, I argue that the French philosopher René Descartes was far more involved in the study of plants than has been generally recognized. We know that he did not include aExpand
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Seeking Intellectual Evidence in the Sciences: The Role of Botany in Descartes’ Therapeutics
While improving medicine through physics had the capacity to liberate seventeenth-century thinking from traditional beliefs about souls and spirits, mechanics generated complications. Descartes’Expand
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The Oxford handbook of Descartes and Cartesianism
Intended to be a volume accessible to a wide range of readers, the fifty chapters of this sizeable book provide an illuminating overview of seventeenth-century philosophy. Examining Descartes and C...
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